Steven Alan has always been the man to go to for an expertly made button-down (see our Best of New York issue for Best Shirts to Steal From Your Boyfriend) and an unexpected take on everyday basics. Over the last 10 years, he's launched numerous stores in the city and California and has a cult follo ... More >>
Seth Haley has long been mesmerized by how people in the past once processed the future. As Com Truise (one of many musical aliases used by the 20-something from Princeton, NJ), Haley maps out "mid-fi, synth-wave, slow-motion funk" (his words) that's deeply smitten with science-fiction-heavy storyte ... More >>
Tonight Gramercy Theater is hosting a Roc-A-Fella Records reunion concert. (Although, ummm, considering the notable absences, it seems maybe unauthorized.) It's been just over eight years since Jay-Z and Dame Dash split, ending one of the most influential and dominant labels in rap. While the long-r ... More >>
Afrika Bambaataa has been an unofficial professor of hip-hop for so long, it makes perfect sense that Cornell University would appoint the pioneering Bronx-born DJ and founder of the Universal Zulu Nation to a three-year term as a visiting scholar.
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The world according to Napalm Death is a terrible place where terrible people do terrible things; the methods those in power create and implement to increase injustice and suffering always improve, but everything else just gets worse. This seems like it would make remaining focused impossible, but N ... More >>
"Encyclopedias of rock, rap--I see them all the time at the bookstore. Like, when you look at the 'I's and you get to the 'In's and you see 'Incubus,' just to see our name included in there would be so cool."
Violent J and Shaggy 2 Dope. . . on a boat.
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--The long-shelved video for Modest Mouse's "King Rat," directed by Heath Ledger before he died, premiered yesterday. The video imagines a world with a talking sun where whales commandeer ships and hunt, kill, and skin humans. No worries, though: profits from the video will go to environmenta ... More >>